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Five minute lightning talks!

Hosted by The jQuery Boston Meetup Group

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After a bit of a hiatus, the Boston jQuery Meetup is back, and we're going to be doing everyone's favorite... five minute lightning talks!

Like before, instead of one speaker getting up and talking for an hour, we want you, jQuery Boston Meetup members, to each get up and talk for five minutes. If you've been working on a really cool project, have a new jQuery plugin, figured our how to do something nobody else knows how to do, or just want to talk about JavaScript syntax for five minutes, tell us all about it!

Everyone is invited to talk, just RSVP with your talk idea if you're interested. Feel free to post and discuss five minute talk topics in the comments. We'll have 7 slots in which people can speak.

So far, we have these talks scheduled:

Ben Alman ( - Introducing grunt (, a new task-based command line build tool for JavaScript projects. Tim Branyen ( - Learn about Backbone boilerplate ( James Morrin ( - Integrating Jasmine ( specs with a CI system using PhantomJS ( Jack Hotchkiss ( - Customizing the Network Map in DeepGreen with jQuery & JavaScript InfoVis Toolkit (
Brian Del Vecchio ( - Using debounce and throttle to improve complex interactions. Chris Buck - Visualization with D3.js Nirvana Tikku - Embedding the V8 JavaScript engine on Android Pizza & beer should arrive at 6:15pm, and the talks will get underway at 6:30pm, so don't be late!

We're also looking for sponsors, so if you're interested please email darius [at] bocoup [dot] com.